Unleash your inner badass by conquering your greatest opponent in life... YOU!
Sean Kanan has extensive knowledge in personal development and has helped many individuals and teams in achieving their highest potential. His approach is practical and focused on results. Kanan is an Emmy® award-winning producer, actor, author, motivational speaker, and life coach. Best known for his role as Mike Barnes in Karate Kid III and the Netflix pop-culture phenomenon Cobra Kai as well as Deacon Sharpe on the world’s most watch daytime drama, The Bold and the Beautiful, he is also a celebrated author of four books, his two most recent, Way of the Cobra and Welcome to the Kumite reflecting on his own life experiences and sharing with others his unique motivational philosophy of creating one’s best possible life.
Michele Kanan is an outstanding personal development coach bringing a wide range of expertise to her sessions. Her no-nonsense approach coupled with her caring empathy for clients gets result… FAST. Drawing on her background of running a highly successful sleep clinic and an effective smoking cessation clinic, while serving as president of several professional boards in the medical space. She is an Emmy award winning producer (Studio City, Amazon Prime) and a member of the Producer’s guild. and she is no stranger to tech, life-hacks and automation. Michele will roll up her sleeves and get to work with you to solve your biggest obstacles to unleashing your inner badass.
COBRA represents the acronym formed by the five core pillars defining the WAY OF THE COBRA.
Character | Optimal | Balance | Respect | Abundance
In this dojo, we strive to become a COBRA. A COBRA embodies the spirit of each principle that together comprises the WAY OF THE COBRA. Follow the guiding principles of this path, it will reward you with meaningful happiness and success.
Character is who we are at our core and what we do when no one is watching. Character is how we treat others when we stand to gain nothing and how we go out of our way to help the least of us because it’s the right thing to do. Character is what we know to be true of ourselves. Lastly, your character is the defining essence of who you are deep within when the chips are down and others panic. Guard your character with your life because your life depends upon it remaining intact. Remember these words. CHARACTER is everything, but we are COBRAs so it’s not just enough to have character you must maintain good character.
Optimal does not mean perfect. It means the best option available at the moment when you must act. Most times in life the optimal solution executed with appropriate intensity, commitment and dedication will achieve success. In the event that isn’t enough to succeed it will most likely mitigate the downside and avoid complete failure. This requires flexibility and adaptability. Life‘s greatest opportunities and most difficult challenges as well as day-to-day existence never unfold at the perfect time, in the perfect place or under the perfect set of circumstances. A COBRA doesn’t whine or complain about what could or should be but deals with what is. They maximize their odds of success by examining available options and acting upon the optimal solution.
A balanced life facilitates happiness and expedites success. Achieving certain goals takes time and maintaining important relationships requires effort. Sometimes life gets in the way. At times one area of your life demands more maintenance, attention or work than another. Other times life has different plans for us than the ones we make for ourselves requiring a detour or pause along the journey.
Respect begins with respect for yourself. You need to ask yourself what you will and will not tolerate from yourself. Before expecting respect from others they must see how you in fact respect yourself. People largely decide how they will treat you by the way they see you treat yourself.
Living in abundance is simple yet humans make it so difficult because of fear. Fear of not having enough. Fear of having someone or something taken away. Fear that we won’t get the thing we think we want the most especially when all we do is work toward getting it. Living in a perpetual state of gratitude ensures that you live in abundance.
A COBRA recognizes that the universe holds an infinite amount of success, wealth, love and happiness for everyone. No one else’s life of abundance diminishes the possibility of your life of abundance. Abundance and love share the similarity that the more you hold onto it, the less you will have. The fastest way to increase either one is to give it away.